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Audi RS7 Sportback in Detroit: Sportback gets even sportier

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Audi RS7 at the Detroit Motor Show
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D a the Audi A7 series on the A6 based, logically uses the Audi RS7 Sportback from the technical repertoire of the Brachial station wagon RS6 Avant. Driven by the four-liter twin-turbo V8 with an output of 560 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Nm, the five-door coupe should accelerate from zero to 100 km /h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of electronically limited 250 km /h. If you want to go even faster, you can upgrade the Audi RS7 Sportback with the dynamic package. Then 280 km /h should be possible in the first stage, in a second even up to 305 km /h.

Audi RS7 Sportback switches off four cylinders

The V8 engine in the Audi RS7 Sportback is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, which offers two modes and which can be activated via the selector lever The center console or the paddles on the steering wheel can also be controlled manually. Together with the standard start-stop system, thermal management and cylinder deactivation that shuts down cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 when the load is low, the Audi RS7 Sportback should be satisfied with an average of 9.8 L /100 km.

As standard on board the Audi RS7 Sportback is of course the permanent all-wheel drive from the Ingolstadt-based company, which distributes the engine power in a 40/60 ratio to the front and rear axles. In curves that are approached too quickly, software supports the differential with braking interventions on the unloaded wheels. The RS7 can optionally be equipped with a sport differential.

The Audi RS7 Sportback should come to a safe stop when the black-painted brake calipers (red as an option) firmly grip four internally ventilated brake discs (390 mm diameter). Audi optionally offers a ceramic brake system with brake discs measuring 420 mm in diameter.

Air suspension as standard on board

In order to be sporty and comfortable on the road at all times, Audi has equipped the RS7 Sportback with air suspension including adaptive damping. It is linked to the Audi Drive Select dynamic handling system and can therefore be set in several stages. With the air suspension, the RS7 moves two centimeters closer to the asphalt than its civilian brother, the A7. If that is not enough, the new RS model can also be upgraded with a sports chassis, which then hasSteel springs are used.

The Audi RS7 Sportback is visually recognizable with the typical RS features. These include the black painted honeycomb grille, aluminum and carbon add-on parts, diffuser, electrically extending spoiler and a twin-pipe exhaust system.

In the interior, carbon panels, black dials, displays for boost pressure and oil temperature, and the leather steering wheel, which is flattened at the bottom, feature , the aluminum pedals as well as illuminated door sills and numerous RS insignia make up the potent RS model. The Audi RS7 Sportback is also equipped with sport seats including integrated headrests. Electrically adjustable comfort seats are available for an extra charge.

Audi RS7 with a long list of options

Furthermore, the Audi RS7 Sportback can be equipped with full LED headlights, a head-up display, the Bang & Olufsen sound system and the full range of assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, night vision or lane keeping assist.

The Audi RS7 Sportback will be available in October 2013. Has prices the manufacturer not yet named. Audi is currently calling 79,900 euros for the S7 Sportback.

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